Brent’s ambition to make 1,700 new council homes available to families by 2028 has taken another step forward after they secured 155 properties at the Alperton Bus Garage Scheme.
The site was acquired by Telford Homes in November 2021 after received planning approval from Brent to transform the current bus depot into a high-quality residential and commercial development. When finished the development will deliver 461 new homes, including a mix of build to rent and council homes, alongside new shops and community facilities, as well as enhancements to the public realm.
In addition, the development will deliver 2,550 sq m of light industrial space, known as Alperton Yard, aimed at supporting small businesses and those in the creative industries. The development will also make a significant contribution to the local economy, providing 150 new employment opportunities for local people.
Councillor Promise Knight, cabinet member for Housing at Brent Council, said: “This agreement to build 155 council homes, made possible by our partners Greenstone and Telford Homes, is yet another milestone in our ambition to reach a target of 1,700 by 2028.”
“Brent is leading the way in investing in much needed council properties, helping to reduce the number of families without long term, affordable homes.”
Councillor Promise Knight, cabinet member for Housing at Brent Council
“A safe, secure home is the foundation for every family to build upon, so that they can achieve their goals and ambitions.
“This deal will also provide new community facilities, new space for the creative industries to develop and create jobs and opportunities, much needed as we come through the pandemic.”
Construction on the site has begun and is expected to be completed by 2025.
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